Phishing

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Note (1): Phishing is a form of social engineering.

Note (2): Main common platforms that cyber criminals utilise include: email, websites, telephone calls or text messages.







(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

 

2. Pronounced like fishing, phishing is a term used to describe a malicious individual or group of individuals who scam users. They do so by sending e-mails or creating web pages that are designed to collect an individual's online bank, credit card, or other login information. Because these e-mails and web pages look like legitimate companies users trust them and enter their personal information.
Source: (Computer Hope, 2017)

3. Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords. The information is then used to access important accounts and can result in identity theft and financial loss.
Source: (KnowBe4, 2017)